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Fuel Supply Systems for Engines and Combustion Processes Therefor

Abstract: 

An engine is provided which, in at least one cylinder or combustion area, is provided with a hydrocarbon rich fuel which produces upon combustion an exhaust gas containing unburned hydrocarbons, water vapor and carbon monoxide. The exhaust gas is treated in a catalytic converter and the reaction process that occurs therein produces hydrogen and carbon dioxide which is mixed with air to form a hydrocarbon lean, hydrogen enriched mixture. The mixture is subsequently ignited in other cylinders or combustion areas of the engine to produce power.

Patent Number: 
5,297,515
Date Of Issue: 
03/29/1994
Inventors: 

Nigel F. Gale;David W. Naegeli;Thomas W. Ryan, III;Steven R. King